TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Smash' Premiere Crashes, 'NCIS' Wins Night, 'The Mindy Project' 'The Bachelor' & 'Hart of Dixie' Up

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February 6th, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/7 2.3/6 1.9/5 1.7/5 1.2/3 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 2.1/6 1.8/6 1.5/5 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 16.092 6.956 3.995 4.007 4.969 1.465


CBS  was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS,  NCIS scored a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating down 3 percent from last week’s 3.8. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 3.1 among adults 18-49 even with last week. Vegas garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 16 percent from last week’s 1.9.

On ABC, The Taste notched a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from last week’s 1.6. A special Tuesday edition of The Bachelor earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 8 percent from last night’s 2.4.

On FOX, Raising Hope scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from last week’s 1.7. A second episode at 8:30 earned a 1.5 among adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from last week’s 1.6. New Girl garnered a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating down 4 percent from last week’s 2.6. The Mindy Project notched a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating up 12 percent from last week’s 1.7.

On NBC, Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 44 percent  from a 2.7 for the first 90th birthday special on Monday, January 18, 2012. The two hour season premiere of Smash scored a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down  a staggering 71 percent from a 3.8 for the series premiere on February 6, 2012 (following The Voice) and down 39 percent from a 1.8 for the first season finale on May 14. Your predictions were far, far too optimistic.

On the CW, Hart of Dixie earned a 0.6 among adults 18-49 up 20 percent from last week’s 0.5. The finale of Emily Owens M.D. scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

Broadcast primetime ratings for February 5, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.7/10 21.49
ABC The Taste 1.8/5 5.28
FOX Raising Hope 1.6/5 3.98
NBC Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special 1.5/4 5.97
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/2 1.44
8:30 FOX Raising Hope 1.5/4 3.60
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.1/8 16.57
ABC The Bachelor (9-11PM) 2.6/7 7.79
FOX New Girl 2.5/7 4.81
NBC Smash (9-11PM) -Season Premiere 1.1/3 4.47
CW Emily Owens M.D. - Series Finale 0.4/1 1.49
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project 1.9/5 3.60
10:00 CBS Vegas 1.6/4 10.22

via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People
> Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4
> in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in
> metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.




Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • psychic

    Wow. Smash can’t even beat Fringe’s numbers.
    Poor Smash. I really didn’t expect it to flop so hard.

  • Ultima

    I am killing BS on those Smash ratings. It never even came CLOSE to a 1.1 in season one. So for the second season to premiere with 1.1, doesn’t even make sense.

    You should go back and look at the lead-ins Smash had last season.

  • Perdix

    I expected low ratings for Smash but not that low.

  • Sorkin_Fanboy

    I was willing to give the revamped Smash another go but I’m afraid it’s just as blah as the first season. Very, very disappointing. I’m not surprised it flopped to be honest.

  • tahina

    The Peacock needs new feathers. (:

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “TV line is reporting that smash got a 1.8??”

    That would be an error.

  • Max

    SMASH had made GLEE look like a mega hit. LOL.

  • Davey

    @Peter Ivanov

    Season finale for Smash was 1.8 in May, not 1.5


  • cc

    Ha-ha Smash crashed. Love it.

  • Win

    Seeing as Smash was two episodes? Shouldn’t the two hours be split? Kinda how raising Hope was last week and the gossip girl finale was?

  • Ethan

    Lol at smash…NBC made a lousy choice in choosing it over Awake…both were very low rated but sat less Awake was good and could have been a critical success for the network…hope smash is cancelled ASAP so Hannibal or crossbones can get on the schedule

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Smash just made Deception look a whooole lot better

    Yep. Smash and Do not harm made Deception season 2. IF still big if deception survive will be with smash fo not harm help.

  • Ultima

    Does anyone know if FOX is basically burning off RAISING HOPE now?

    No, Raising Hope is very likely to be renewed. However, FOX can’t maintain the two-hour comedy block and has no place else to put Raising Hope, so it’s getting some double airings.

  • Esti

    I’m happy for The Mindy Project, it looks likely to be renewed at this point.

    Smash may have lost some viewers because the first episode of last night was available online for the past week, but that wouldn’t be nearly enough to explain a 1.1. I can’t begin to understand why NBC wouldn’t have waited to air the revamped show behind The Voice results, instead of throwing two hours behind no lead-in and then taking it off the air for a week. If they want the show to succeed and are trying to woo back viewers who dropped it during the first season, this was the absolute worst way to go about it.

  • Dinaminjo

    Another point to NBC for holding Revolution until Voice comes back..

  • Petar Ivanov

    NBC should put Hannibal at tuesday at 10. Smash on thursday at 10 in first place.

  • Serial Rocker


    “Smash is still a big flop. Can’t wait to see it sink lower in coming weeks.”

    Sadly I am all too ready to believe that you genuinely “can’t wait” to see Smash fail. Because that is the kind of pointless vindictive nonsense I’ve come to expect from you. It’s success or failure will have no effect on your life whatsoever but you still “can’t wait” for it to go further down in the ratings. You really are just that sad.

    I tend to think Rob will get his happy on though. It doesn’t look good for Smash fans. Haven’t seen much of it (not really my kinda show) but looked okay for what it was.

    A lot more disappointed to see Vegas go down again, I’d hoped the rise last week was a sign of a possible renewal on the cards but really can’t see it now. A real shame.

  • dantas

    Half-hours? Anybody?

  • mat

    ya se cogieron a smash bien sabroso

  • Ultima

    Smash and Do not harm made Deception season 2.

    Nonsense. Deception will be canceled, it’s doing awful.

    NBC already has two successful freshman dramas this season, they don’t need to give a renewal to something that’s tanking just because a couple other dramas tanked faster.

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